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In this dramatic makeover, a fresh coat of paint gives a dated house with great bones new life. See how designer Olivia Botrie of Dart Studio used a modern color palette to bring the existing custom millwork, cabinets and fireplace into the 21st century.

In the kitchen, black lower cabinets and white uppers re-energized the space for a fresh, youthful vibe. In the living room, the original fireplace mantel was updated with white paint, a new marble surround and a herringbone hearth. Black walls and white millwork create contrast in the dining room.


Design, Dart Studio

FRONT ENTRY: Beija Rubber Floor Mat, Home Smith; Custom Stair runner, Allan Rug; Custom Lumbar Pillow, Tonic Living

LIVINGROOM: Pink velvet chair, table lamp on writing desk, West Elm; Black side table, CB2; Fireplace Hearth Tile, Cera Gres; Fireplace Surround, Solid Stone; Area Rug, ECarpet Gallery; Remi Writing Desk, Fernando Accent Table, Crate and Barrel; Coffee Table, Henshaw Cabinet, Side table, Elte MKT; Inked Floral Art Prints, Homesmith; Vintage Grey Console, Burnett; Arm Chairs, Rowe Furniture; Custom Drapes, TEB Interiors; Pink Throw Cushions, Green Velvet Lumbar Pillow, Tonic Living

DINING ROOM: Roman Blinds, TEB Interiors; Custom Art Landscape Paintings, Victoria Day Art Management; Wood Frames, Frame it on Bloor; Dining Chairs, Structube; Vintage Dining Table, The Singing Lady Consignment; Foot Stool Upholstery, Good Hart Furniture

KITCHEN: Prints, Etsy; Custom Banquette, Joe Nigrini; Table, Ikea; Chairs, Vintage; Faucet, Wayfair; Rug, ecarpet gallery; Roman Blind & Banquette Upohlstery, TEB Interiors; Sink & Faucet, Wayfair; Backsplash, Ciot; Countertop, Solid Stone; Hardware, Upper Canada Specialty Hardware

FAMILY ROOM: Ottoman, Tonic Living; Wall Sconce, Rejuvenation; Mirror, CB2; T-pulls Hardware, Upper Canada Specialty Hardware; Bench, Wayfair

BREAKFAST ROOM: Picture Frames, West Elm; Kitchen Table, Ikea; Custom Banquette Cushion, TEB Interiors; Shelby Mod Pendant, Schoolhouse Electric.

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